“The realms of advertising and of public relations, and the nowadays closely related realm of politics, are replete with instances of bullshit so unmitigated that they can serve among the most indisputable and classic paradigms of the concept.”

“Bullshit is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he [or she] is talking about.”

“The bullshitter…is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all. …his interest [is] in getting away with what he says…to suit his purpose.”

“…bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” –Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit

no-bullshit from Stop with the BS

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  1. I had students in my Business Communication classes who really did not know the difference between a truly persuasive argument based on facts and an exposition of bullshit. It was always hard for them when they learned that a question might have a right answer, not just something that gets by through blinding the audience with bullshit. Those kids never liked me for some reason…

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